How To Vote In Every State
August 8, 2016 10:56 PM   Subscribe

 
Register and vote! Local and down ticket elections mean more to your day to day life anyway! Represent the shit out of your democracy!
posted by The Whelk at 11:09 PM on August 8, 2016 [6 favorites]


I thought this was going to be a solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem: Voter Fraud Edition.
posted by paulcole at 11:26 PM on August 8, 2016 [8 favorites]


I don't know about you guys, but I was pretty disappointed to see recommended topic - Donald Trump with all these crazy Trump support videos on the Ytube front page. Even if it was created by algorithm it seems pretty irresponsible on Ytube's end.
posted by subdee at 4:07 AM on August 9, 2016


yeah yeah, too much work, guy I know votes early in Somerville, then Cambridge and later twice in Medford, all fifty's a lotta work.... rim shot...

This is excellent, but there's quite good registration where I am and the polls just never seem busy, and the count midday is always disillusioning. Getting registered is just seems a no brainer but now how do we get folks to just show up?
posted by sammyo at 4:38 AM on August 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


How To Vote In Every State

Alabama: Democratic ticket, down the line
Alaska: Democratic ticket, down the line
Arizona: Democratic ticket, down the line
Arkansas: Democratic ticket, down the line
California: Democratic ticket, down the line
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posted by Reasonably Everything Happens at 6:32 AM on August 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that advice. For example, in my county, there often AREN'T any Democratic candidates...
posted by wittgenstein at 6:35 AM on August 9, 2016


Wisconsin primary today!

Candidates' statements to the League of Women Voters.
posted by Jpfed at 7:05 AM on August 9, 2016


I don't know about you guys, but I was pretty disappointed to see recommended topic - Donald Trump with all these crazy Trump support videos on the Ytube front page. Even if it was created by algorithm it seems pretty irresponsible on Ytube's end.

That's the problem with encouraging people to vote. You can't control who they vote for :(
posted by paulcole at 7:10 AM on August 9, 2016


I thought this was going to be a solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem: Voter Fraud Edition.

My avatar and your avatar
Sitting by the fire
My avatar says to your avatar
"I'm gonna vote your ass on fire"

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now
Hey now
Iko iko an nay
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay
posted by y2karl at 7:55 AM on August 9, 2016


Vermont primary today!
posted by meinvt at 8:03 AM on August 9, 2016


Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that advice. For example, in my county, there often AREN'T any Democratic candidates...

How to run for elective office in every state.
posted by nathan_teske at 8:34 AM on August 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm really impressed with these. They did a great job distilling a lot of information in a way that's easy to digest.

I think I sometimes unfairly write off the Green Brothers as being too proud of their own cleverness. I expected these videos to be goofy. At least the ones I watched, what makes them entertaining isn't that he's trying to be funny (though there are little jokes); it's that he's really supportive of you getting out and voting.

In one of the massive Trump threads, someone was decrying that Election Day used to have a sort of national holiday feel, with everyone celebrating the right to vote. And that this election season has been so dark, even compared to the Bush years. These videos have some of that patriotic pro-voting tone. It's really refreshing.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:53 AM on August 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


> Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that advice. For example, in my county, there often AREN'T any Democratic candidates...

Generalized terse-format all-America voting guide (2016 edition):

For partisan elections:
if viable R, D, else G or whatever S party is least unpopular.

If no D and no viable G or S, vote in primary for least bad R, then in general for least unviable G or S. If no G or S, L.

For nonpartisan elections: Identify actual party affiliations of candidates then proceed as in partisan election guide. If party affiliation concealed, assume R or worse.

If in New York: as in standard partisan election guide, but if D vote D on WF line.

If in Vermont: If R, and VPP more viable than D, vote VPP, else D. If D and VPP but no R, vote VPP.

For initiatives and referenda: If raise tax (other than sales tax or similar regressive tax), Y. If lower tax, N. If raise regressive tax, seek advice from local alt-weekly. If no local alt-weekly, consult G voting guide. If no local alt-weekly or G voting guide, use best judgement based on local conditions. If initiative/referendum tax-neutral, consult local alt-weekly or G voting guide, else use best judgement based on local conditions.

For races with one candidate running unopposed: Vote #1 Quidnunc Kid as write-in.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 10:16 AM on August 9, 2016


Hrm: for some reason neither my partner nor I are showing up as registered to vote on the official Illinois Registration Lookup. This is odd -- we both should be registered -- and has me really concerned about my ability to vote early & often. Anyone else in Chicago having this problem?
posted by Westringia F. at 4:53 PM on August 9, 2016


Answering my own question, sorta: the City of Chicago apparently has a different voter registration database than the rest of Illinois. We both show up in the Chicago Registration lookup, as expected, though why we don't also appear in the State of Illinois one (or why the state website doesn't kick it out when it sees a Chicago address) is beyond me.
posted by Westringia F. at 5:16 PM on August 9, 2016


Thanks for posting this. Hank & John promote voting every election and I think they do a great job of it.

John recently asked a question on Twitter: he wanted to hear from anyone eligible to vote but not planning on voting in the upcoming election. There were thousands of replies and he made a video about it. It's really good.
posted by guster4lovers at 2:49 AM on August 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


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